Long Island can expect some excellent weather the next few days, with high temperatures reaching into the 70s accompanied by mostly sunny skies.

The National Weather Service's Upton office said Tuesday through Thursday should feature dry, pleasant conditions.

The service called for daily highs Tuesday near 70 across most of Nassau and Suffolk counties with mostly sunny skies and light winds from the north.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said it's "nice weather the next few days," with sunny skies and warm temperatures.

Even the weekend, which is forecast to begin somewhat cloudy -- especially late Friday into Saturday morning when showers are forecast -- should be "dry for outdoor events like pumpkin picking or going through a corn maze," Hoffman said.

That weekend is extended for most, with Columbus Day on Monday.

Daily highs in the low 70s are likely for Wednesday; it'll be slightly cooler on Thursday, just reaching 70; then in the mid- to upper 60s on Friday.

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Friday brings a slight chance of showers, and the clouds and precipitation possibilities stretch into Saturday morning, Hoffman said.

By Saturday afternoon, clearing begins, with temperatures again pushing into the mid-60s.

Sunday highs are in the mid to upper 60s again, with mostly sunny skies, followed by a repeat of those conditions on Monday.